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Cosplayer Of The Week: Rick Dox Rosa

Leo Nocedo: How did you discover cosplaying?
Rick Dox Rosa : First as a kid I made a Spiderman mask. And a wolverine shirt, I got older and revisited my love for costuming 10 years ago
Leo Nocedo:  What was your first cosplay?
Rick Dox Rosa :   Punisher, I totally love the character
Leo Nocedo: What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
Rick Dox Rosa :   Bucky cap, Red Hood, Star Lord comics version
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
Rick Dox Rosa : Once, not my cup of tea, it’s all subjective and beautiful
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
Rick Dox Rosa : I like designing and distressing something.
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
Rick Dox Rosa :   I love all of it, any shoot is a good one
Leo Nocedo: Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
Rick Dox Rosa :   Hummmm… Star Lord
Leo Nocedo: Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
Rick Dox Rosa : A few, Danny Nova, Amazon cosplayer, Ivy Doom kitty
Leo Nocedo: What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?
Rick Dox Rosa : I think Star lord, more difficult than you think
Leo Nocedo: What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
Rick Dox Rosa : Have fun, take your time, learn and grow
Leo Nocedo: What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done?
Rick Dox Rosa : Ouch … I love them all…my alter egos will haunt me if I choose a favorite
Leo Nocedo: What is your worst cosplay “horror” story?
Rick Dox Rosa : Not being able to see through led eyes, bumping into people
Leo Nocedo:What’s your funniest cosplay story?
Rick Dox Rosa : Being asked if I were Ant Man dressed as Star lord 100 times in one event
Leo Nocedo: What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?
Rick Dox Rosa : I love them all. But hospital visits are all personal to me
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?
Rick Dox Rosa : Yes, my daughter and nephew
Leo Nocedo: What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
Rick Dox Rosa :   Hummm… me as Daredevil with Charlie cox…because of him
Leo Nocedo: What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays?
Rick Dox Rosa :  White sheeps leather, Jo Ann’s, and Michaels
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
Rick Dox Rosa : I got 2 cheap wigs lol
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
Rick Dox Rosa : Yes..that was my funny moment
Leo Nocedo:List all the cosplays you’ve done.
Rick Dox Rosa : Punisher, Star lord, daredevil season 1 and 2, wolverine x force. Wolverine classic, wolverine brown, Red hood new 52, Batman, han solo, Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes, Tony Stark, nick fury,
Leo Nocedo: What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
Rick Dox Rosa : Mega to support local
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don’t need to carry a prop around all day?
Rick Dox Rosa : Props are fun…love them
strong>Leo Nocedo: Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
Rick Dox Rosa : Nope
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
Rick Dox Rosa : Nahhhh
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group?
Rick Dox Rosa : Both.
Leo Nocedo: If you had a chance to meet your all-time favorite cosplayer, what would you say to them?
Rick Dox Rosa : I did, I hugged Ivy…shes awesome
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
Rick Dox Rosa : No
Leo Nocedo:
Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays?
Rick Dox Rosa : If I purchase anything it’s for the base of it, I redo things with them
Leo Nocedo: If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say?
Rick Dox Rosa : Do what makes you happy within reason
Leo Nocedo: What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
Rick Dox Rosa : Hummmm wolverine 181 whiskers look it up lol
Leo Nocedo:  What’s the most difficult cosplay you’ve ever done? (Craftsmanship, wearing of, ect)
Rick Dox Rosa : Star lord the props, blasters, mask, weathering,
Leo Nocedo:What’s the most difficult character makeup you’ve done?
Rick Dox Rosa : Robbie Reyes burnt face
Leo Nocedo: What is your favorite part of cosplaying?
Rick Dox Rosa : The planning
Leo Nocedo: Why do you cosplay ?
Rick Dox Rosa : To express my creativity, and to keep a childlike innocence, last but not least to make kids smiles

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Leo Nocedo is a cosplay photographer who has been using a camera for the last forty years in many forms , in the military and professional studios in Miami and New York city . He got his start in cosplay photography attending conventions with his brother Juan Nocedo . He keeps on doing what he does to honor his late brother .

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